So, Funny story! I discovered this Creamy Spinach and Sausage Pasta dish one of those nights before the grocery trip when you scavenge the freezer and the pantry for something to cook.
I discovered I had some “weird stuff left” from my previous grocery and decided to google if I could make something up from the ingredients and that’s how I stumbled on this delicious recipe.
It is a super easy and delicious recipe. It is one of the one-pot recipes I always go for when I feel a bit lazy in the kitchen.
Since I love cooking food at once, I decided to add more of each ingredient to the recipe so that I could make enough for multiple meal prep lunches for me and the family.
Why is this recipe a winner?
It contains everything I would love in one meal. It has pasta, vegetables, meat, and cheese.
I always use fresh spinach, because I love having fresh greens in my recipes.
Takes a short time to prepare
Within a short time, you will have dinner ready. This dish takes a very short time to assemble and is great when you need to make a quick weekday dinner.
It is simple to make, and even children can prepare it with minimal supervision!
It is rich in flavor
The meaty taste of smoked sausage is amazing to any palette, the savory flavor of the cheese blends perfectly with the fresh and green spinach.
The cheese makes the texture very creamy making it suitable for toddlers to eat as well.
INGREDIENTS AND SUBSTITUTIONS
Any kind of pasta is suitable for this recipe, however, to make this recipe to make this meal Paleo Compliant you can substitute the Pasta for noodles such as
- Zucchini Noodles.
- Kelp Noodles
- Shirataki Noodles
- Eggplant Lasagna Noodles
- Root Vegetable Pastas.
Smoked sausage is full of protein and amazing meaty flavor. The smoking gives it a more distinct flavor as compared to other sausages. However, you can use your favorite type of sausage.
I could say this is the game changer in the recipe, there is a notable difference when you cook pasta in chicken broth and when you cook it in plain water. The chicken flavor that's is ever delicious is absorbed into the pasta making the dish irresistible even to the most fussiest eater.
Spinach is my favorite green leafy vegetable. It is highly nutritious, cooks fast, and is very tasty. Its intense veggie flavor blends well with the sausage and pasta. This is one way I get my little ones to eat veggies without a fuss.
Monterey Jack Cheese
Monterey Jack cheese melts easily and compliments with other ingredients in the dish. It is mild in taste but has a distinct lactic flavor, as it melts it makes the dish creamy and moist. Gouda is a good substitute for Monterey jack cheese.
How To Make A Delicious Creamy Spinach And Sausage Pasta Recipe.
Sauteing the smoked sausage,
Tomatoes & onions are added to the saute.
Adding pasta to the skillet and boiling.
Adding spinach to the boiling mixture.
Heat a skillet and add a tablespoon of olive oil to it. Slice the smoked sausage and sauté it until it is well browned.
Chop onions and sauté until the onions brown. Add the diced tomatoes and chicken broth while stirring and combining all the ingredients.
Add the pasta to the skillet, ensuring it is well submerged, and allow it to boil.
Once it reaches a boil, turn the heat down to low and simmer for 10 minutes. Stir once or twice while it simmers to prevent the pasta from sticking. Stir in the fresh spinach until they are all wilted.
Keep the heat on while adding the spinach so that the liquid can thicken. Sprinkle some shredded cheese and cover the lid until it is all melted.
FAQ: Delicious Creamy Spinach and Sausage Pasta Recipe
Can Vegetarians make this Creamy Spinach and Sausage Pasta?
Yes. To make this dish vegetarian, you can use veggie sausages such as the Fields Roast Italian Sausage. You can also use vegetable broth.
Can I substitute the Spinach?
Yes, other vegetable options would still make up a great recipe.
You can use broccoli or red, yellow, or green bell peppers.
If you choose to use the bell peppers, cut them into thin strips and sauté them with the onions in the beginning.
Chef Tips for the Creamy Spinach & Sausage Pasta
You can make it really spicy by adding chili peppers
In case you run out of tomatoes, you can use salsa instead.
For more flavor, you can add garlic and green onions.
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Delicious Creamy Spinach & Sausage Pasta Recipe
- 2 cups Chicken broth
- 1 tbsp. Olive oil
- 3 cups Spinach Fresh
- 1 large Onion
- 14 Oz. Tomatoes 1 can / diced
- 6 Oz. Smoked sausages
- 8 Oz. Pasta
- 4 Oz. Monterrey Jack. Shredded
- Heat a skillet and add a tablespoon of olive oil to it. Slice the smoked sausage and sauté it until it is well browned.
- Chop onions and sauté until the onions brown.
- Add the diced tomatoes and chicken broth while stirring and combining all the ingredients.
- Add the pasta to the skillet, ensuring it is well submerged, and allow it to boil.
- Once it reaches a boil, turn the heat down to low and simmer for 10 minutes. Stir once or twice while it simmers to prevent the pasta from sticking.
- Stir in the fresh spinach until they are all wilted. Keep the heat on while adding the spinach so that the liquid can thicken.
- Sprinkle some shredded cheese and cover the lid until it is all melted.
- Serve while it’s still hot.